An exterior view of Loyly in Helinski
Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy


Helsinki, Finland

“There’s nothing more Finnish than a sauna,” says Jasper Pääkkönen, co-founder of Löyly, which opened in 2016 and is the leading place to perspire in a city spoiled for choice. The striking waterfront facility uses wind and solar power, as well as sustainably sourced timber; its draw is similarly au naturel. “There’s no hierarchies” in a sauna “because you’re at your barest—literally,” Pääkkönen says. A two-hour session costs $22. —Eli Meixler

Correction: August 24
The original version of this story misstated Löyly’s power sources. It uses wind and solar power, not wind and hydropower.

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